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East Carolina vs. Mercer - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mercer Bears (3-1) at East Carolina Pirates (4-1)

College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Savannah Civic Center)

The Line: East Carolina Pirates +1 -- Over/Under: 128.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Mercer Bears and East Carolina Pirates meet Friday afternoon in college basketball action at the Savannah Civic Center.

The Mercer Bears look for another win to build on a solid 3-1 start to the season. The Mercer Bears are averaging 64 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 35.9 percent shooting. Ria'n Holland is averaging 19.5 points and 2.3 assists while Demetre Rivers is averaging 12.3 points and 2.5 rebounds. Stephon Jelks is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Jordan Strawberry is dishing 4.8 assists. The Mercer Bears are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mercer Bears are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Mercer Bears have split their last four neutral site games.

East Carolina vs. Mercer - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The East Carolina Pirates also look to build on their impressive 4-1 start to the season. The East Carolina Pirates are averaging 70.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 59.2 points on 33.8 percent shooting. Caleb White is averaging 18.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while B.J. Tyson is averaging 13.6 points and 4.4 assists. Kentrell Barkley is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Washington is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The East Carolina Pirates are allowing 25.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The East Carolina Pirates have lost two of their last three neutral site games.

The Bears are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Pirates are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in Pirates last 5 overall.

Mercer has failed to cover in 10 of its last 11 games and has been shaky overall this season in a limited sample size. East Carolina is playing some solid basketball and should be able to get the job done against a Mercer club that hasn't looked that great.

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